Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,153 - $4,804
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
110
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,153 - $4,804
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
110
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Kia Rio If...

If you're seeking a fuel-efficient small car that is affordable, stylish, roomy and well equipped, the 2008 Kia Rio makes a great choice. Those worried about long-term reliability can ta...

Kia Rio Models & Trims

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2008 Kia Rio Owner Reviews

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56 Reviews
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Kia rio5: good general purpose car, comfortable and reliable.

The Kia rio5 is a good reliable vehicle. I am driving a 2008 with some front end damage from a previous owner, and it is running just fine at about 200, 000 miles. The pros are that it is got a few good little cubbies for keys, phone, etc. It also gets pretty good mileage at around 300 miles per fill up. Seats are comfortable. It is a hatchback, so even though its a relatively small car, it can hold quite a bit. Honestly, the biggest con for me is the lack of power windows. Not a deal breaker, but after much use, the knobs on the window levers tend to pop off. They are easy to put back on though.

- Lacey A

The car that just won't die. You try and try over again but she just won't die.

If you want a vehicle that's going to last, then this is the vehicle you need. Seriously! It will not die. I have been waiting for it to die just so I can get a new car... but it just won't die! Why won't it know it's place and just die already!! But really, no major repairs or issues other than the normal wear and tear. The tires are a little expense for the cost of the vehicle but not really a big deal I guess. Just replaced the clutch for the first time and it's over 10 years old. It has some 02 sensor issues down the road but nothing outrageous. Overall a decent cheap reliable car.

- Summer F

Good, compact city cars with some pep.

Good car. Have not had any major issues with it. Has lasted for 11 years. Good car for city driving. It is a compact car so backseat can be small for larger sized people. Overall, I am satisfied with this car. It has some zip for a 4 cylinder but not good for super fast speeds... Too lightweight. But then again it is perfect for city driving and some interstate driving. It ok for long trips but like I said backseat is small if you are kind of big but fine for a child or thin adult.

- Tanya Y

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,153 - $4,716
$3,463 - $4,730

Horsepower

Horsepower
110 hp
110 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC CVVT 16
1.6L DOHC CVVT 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.3 in.
34.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 38.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.9 cu. ft.
11.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.4 in.
98.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.1 ft.
32.7 ft.

Length

Length
158.1 - 166.9 in.
166.9 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2365 - 2487 lbs.
2365 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
110 hp
110 hp

Torque

Torque
107 ft. lbs.
107 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 - 35 mpg
34 mpg

City

City
25 - 32 mpg
32 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 - 38 mpg
35 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety